How to Use 3 Note Guitar Chords for Blues Comping

3 Note Chords for Blues Comping -- Blues Guitar Lesson on 3 Note Chords

3 Note Chords for Blues Comping - Blues Guitar Lesson on 3 Note Chords

What’s happening, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with excited to
bring you this video lesson. Today we’re looking
at a 3 note style of rhythm playing, 3 note chord,
and this is something that’s just very common,
you might use in a combo band or a trio setting
just for comping and just in all different kinds
of rhythm playing outside of jazz as well.
But this happens to be over a 12 barre blues,
this example. So be sure to click the link below
for the tab and let’s jump right in.

We’re in an F blues, which is one of the most
common keys for blues and we’re starting out
here on a 3 note chord. I’ve got the 1st fret,
3rd fret, 2nd fret, just a nice voicing there.
And then I go through this movement here.
So this turns out to be 3rd fret, 1st fret,
3rd fret and then move up to this chord here.
And then this happens to be an F chord as well,
an F over A. It’s an inversion of that.
So that’s our first progression.

And now we’re going to go to what’s called
a quick four. We have the B flat 7, so this
is going to be 6, 6, 7 for that chord,
and we’re going to do the same movement
based off this chord. So that’s going to
start here and then go to 8, 6, 8 and then
go to 9, 8, 9 and then to, again, here’s
a B flat over D, and just the way that this works.
So you’ll see when you play this, but here it is.
And then we’re going to resolve back to our F,
which this is a great F chord here. And then we
move it up to — this is a 10, 8, 10 and then 11, 10, 10
for like F7 there. And then back down to 10, 8, 10.
And then to our F. We’re going to strum this one twice.
Most all the chords are moving every beat,
but here we’re going… To get us to the IV chord.
So this is an F chord again:
8th fret, 7th fret, 10th fret; twice.

Then I’m going to drop the pinkie down a
whole step for an F7. And then I go to a C flat 7,
which leads us right into the B flat 7
for the IV chord. And then we’re on the IV chord.
So here’s the whole example one more time that’s in the tab.

Just put on your metronome and just work on
getting the nice, clean quarter note. Pulse really
clean and work on muting all those other strings.
Again, this is just a great style of rhythm playing,
so check it out.

Click the link and we’ll see you in the next lesson.
Thanks for watching.

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